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UMD honors its first civil engineering grads

The University of Minnesota Duluth civil engineering program on Saturday is graduating its first class. “For me, it’s almost like being a parent and seeing my own kids at this point,” said Andrea Schokker, founding head of the civil engineering department.
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The University of Minnesota Duluth civil engineering program on Saturday is graduating its first class. “For me, it’s almost like being a parent and seeing my own kids at this point,” said Andrea Schokker, founding head of the civil engineering department.

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